Cyclists raised more than £7,200 in memory of Northampton Town fan

The cyclists when they arrived at Sixfields Stadium after a charity bike ride from York to Northampton, raising money for British Heart Foundation in memory of David Henderson in February.
The cyclists when they arrived at Sixfields Stadium after a charity bike ride from York to Northampton, raising money for British Heart Foundation in memory of David Henderson in February.

More than £7,200 was raised by cyclists who rode from York to Northampton in memory of Cobblers fan David Henderson.

The group of 10 York City football fans took part in the 180 mile charity bike ride over three days ahead of the Cobblers match against York at Sixfields on Saturday, February 21.

They raised £7,233.14 for the British Heart Foundation in memory of David who suffered a fatal heart attack outside Sixfields in January 2014 following their match against York City.

Mr Henderson had worked at the Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum since 2006.

Mr Henderson’s wife Amanda said: “Donations to the Just Giving page came from NTFC and York staff, fans and players, as well as friends, family and colleagues. We’d like to thank them all for their kind words and generosity for a fantastic cause.

“It was an immensely generous gesture by a group of young men who were moved to take action after witnessing the tragic passing of my husband in the presence of our young son, Alex, on their way home from a match in January last year.”

The family have invited the organiser, Ian Jones, to their house and there are plans to meet up with the rest of the cyclists in the summer.